CSL Daily 2/24/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

During the evening of February 24, 1943 Lewis gave the 1st talk (“Men Without Chests”) of the Riddell Memorial Lectures that became The Abolition of Man.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.”

Men Without Chests
(First a lecture from 2/24/1943 from the eventual The Abolition of Man)

Q02-24 (Modern Educator)

CSL Daily 2/22/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Making and Begetting,” the first of the 4th BBC radio series was given on February 22, 1944. Eventually it become part of Mere Christianity.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A vague religion – all about feeling God in nature, and so on – is so attractive. It is all thrills and no work.”

Making and Begetting
(Initially a BBC broadcast from 2/22/44)

Q02-22 (A Vague Religion)

CSL Daily 2/20/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

John, the main character in “The Pilgrim’s Regress” was born in Puritania (on the western side of the Eastern Mountains)

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“First-hand knowledge is not only more worth acquiring than second-hand knowledge, but is usually much easier and more delightful to acquire.”

On the Reading of Old Books
(Published originally as a preface to The Incarnation of the Word of God in 1944)

Q02-20 (First-Hand Knowledge)

CSL Daily 2/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“On the Reading of Old Books” is an essay first published in 1944 as an introduction to a book edited by Lewis’ friend, Sister Penelope.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“It is a good rule, after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.”

On the Reading of Old Books
(Published originally as a preface to The Incarnation of the Word of God in 1944)

Q02-19 (Read Old Books)

CSL Daily 2/11/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Lewis spoke on the BBC on February 11, 1949 on “The Novels of Charles Williams.” It was recorded and is also in On Stories.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“To find that one’s emotions do not ‘come to heel’ and line up as stable sentiments in permanent conformity with one’s convictions is simply the facts of being a fallen, and still imperfectly redeemed, man.”

Letter to Michael Edwardson 2/11/1960
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

Q02-11 (Imperfectly Redeemed)